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    • Day23

      Thailand!!!

      December 18, 2021 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Vandaag hebben we dan eindelijk de overstap gemaakt naar Thailand. Na het afzien van gister, zie de foto's, hebben we nu een prachtig hotel, en verdiend vind ik. We hebben alleen wel de hele dag moeten wachten op het vliegtuig en een taxi. In totaal is het vliegtuig 6 uur te laat geweest, en de taxi anderhalf. We hebben net een pcr gedaan, en zitten nu in quarantaine. Iedereen is moe, maar morgen kunnen we lekker uitrusten en hopelijk Bangkok verkennen. Voor nu wens ik jullie sterkte in Nederland en een fijne avond. Tot snel.Read more

      Traveler

      veel succes met de nieuwe maatregelen daar😔❤

      12/18/21Reply
      Traveler

      Zakkewasser

      12/18/21Reply
      Traveler

      Geniet van Bangkok en pas op met de 🌶.

      12/19/21Reply
      Traveler

      Jones, goed dat je mondkapje 😷 op hebt….want daaronder staat vast iets wagenwijd open….😉

      12/20/21Reply
       
    • Day5

      Flughafenfriedhof

      February 17, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

      Den Weg habt ihr ja schon gesehen.. Jetzt seht ihr auch das Ziel!!! Auf einem riesigen Grundstück liegen 5 Flugzeugwracks, die man auf eigene Gefahr erkunden kann! Eine Familie wohnt auf diesem Gelände in einem der Wracks (davon durften wir keine Fotos machen) und lassen Touristen für umgerechnet 5 € pro Person in "ihren Garten" 😂
      Mit uns war nur ein weiters Paar dort, also hatten wir genug Zeit und Ruhe, uns umzuschauen...
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      Traveler

      Ihr erkundet ja wirklich außergewöhnlicheundinteressante Ziele.

      2/18/20Reply
      Wacholder2Go

      Schöner Balkon 😂

      2/18/20Reply
      Wacholder2Go

      Das nächste Mal fliegen wir mit euch 👍

      2/18/20Reply
      Peter Moede

      Hab ich mal bei Galileo gesehen. Sehr spannend!

      2/22/20Reply
       
    • Day229

      Bangkok to Singapur

      February 11 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Nach einer recht erholsamen Nacht 🛌 kommen wir etwa mit 40 Minuten Verspätung in Bangkok Bang Sue an.
      Dort laufen wir zur Metrostation Ⓜ️ und fahren ungefähr 20 Minuten zur Station Phetchaburi. Wir laufen kurz hinüber zur Haltestelle Makkasan und nehmen den Air-Train 🚉 an den Flughafen. Diese Fahrt dauert nochmals etwas mehr als 20 Minuten.

      Wir sind froh, als wir am Airport Suvarnabhumi ankommen. Zuerst machen wir uns frisch, wechseln die Kleider und machen uns parat für den Flug nach Singapur. ✈️ Da dieser aber erst 6h später startet, essen wir gemütlich unser leckeres Zmorga, welches wir gestern bei unserer Stammküche haben zubereiten lassen. 🥚🍚. Auch haben wir frische Früchte besorgt. 🍉🍍 Wir schlemmen und geniessen anschliessend einen ☕. Anschliessend buchen wir noch weitere Unterkünfte für die übernächste Destination. 🏩

      Drei Stunden vor Boarding öffnet der Check-in-Schalter. Wir müssen nicht anstehen, da wir sehr früh dran sind. Doch, noch nie mussten wir in der Vergangenheit so lange warten, bis wir die Boarding-Karte🎫 in den Händen haben. Die junge Thailänderin am Schalter ist überfordert und weiss gar nicht, was sie alles einfordern muss (sie ist wohl verwirrt, weil nicht Singapur, sondern Dubai unsere letzte Station ist). Vorlegen müssen wir die Impfungen, den PCR-Test, die Versicherung. Zudem müssen wir noch ein Covid-App von Dubai runterladen. Auch will sie das Visum sehen. Doch wir erklären ihr, dass wir als Schweizer kein Visa benötigen. Nach 25 Minuten sind wir dann endlich reiseberechtigt. 🙄
      Dafür sind wir schnell durch den Security-Check und die Passkontrolle. 🛂 Unsere letzten Baht investieren wir in Wasser, Cola und ungesalzene 🌻-Kerne. 😂

      Wir laufen zum Gate und warten, bis unser Flugzeug von JetAir Asia ready ist und wir boarden dürfen. 🛫
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      Traveler

      Guata Flug, Müggitina! 👋😘

      2/11/22Reply
      Traveler

      Merci, Stefan 🙏

      2/11/22Reply
      Traveler

      🤣 do gends sogar dr statua a madka agleit🤣🤣🤣

      2/11/22Reply
       
    • Day20

      Talat Rot Fai Srinakarin-Bangkok

      March 8, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

      Über unsere 6 stündige Fahrt von Ko Chang nach Bangkok möchte ich eigentlich nicht wirklich viel schreiben. Unsere wirklich sehr netten Gastgeber der Beach Box organisierten für uns freundlicherweise den Transfer direkt bis nach Bangkok in einem Minibus, hielten wir für eine sehr gute Idee.
      Am Ende beförderte ein Fahrer 11 Passagiere, wo eigentlich nur Platz für 10 war. Den weiteren Verlauf möchte ich doch eher verdrängen🙄

      Der Tag endete dann aber doch noch erstaunlich außergewöhnlich, nähmlich auf Bangkoks größtem und interessantestem Nachmarkt. Den Anfang machen Bars und Cafés in denen Livemusik gespielt wird, dazwischen kleine Geschäfte und Stände an denen es Frucht Shakes und allerhand Thai Food gibt.
      Nach einer Weile immer mehr Stände an denen man von Krimskrams bis Einzelstücken so gut wie alles bekommen kann. Versteckt bekamen wir dann auch die ersten Bullis zu Gesicht😋
      Im hinteren Teil verwandelte sich der Markt dann immer mehr in ein Märchenland für Menschen die auf Oldtimer und seltene, antike Sammlerstücke stehen. Vom 20 Kilo schweren Ventilator aus den 50ern, über die amerikanische Zapfsäule, bis hin zu wirklich tollen Oldtimern gibt es hier alles was das Herz begehrt.
      Den Höhepunkt des Abends lieferten dann aber doch ein paar wirklich sehr tolle Bullis, vom T1 bis zum T3.
      Ich zumindest überlegte etwas länger ob ich mein Flugticket, gegen eine Fahrt durch Nepal zurück nach Hause in meinem neuen, blauen Freund, eintauschen könnte. Majda war dann doch etwas rationeller und ich traurig😂
      Auch wenn sich Hin und Rückfahrt zum Hotel als nicht ganz unkompliziert erwiesen, niemand wollte sich zu so später Stunde noch 45min durch Bangkoks Straßen quälen, wird dieser Abend sicherlich als einer der schönsten in Erinnerung bleiben.
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    • Day18

      Ex Machina

      December 4, 2021 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      The klong taxi figured prominently in my plans for my final full day of this trip. I wanted to revisit the Aircraft Graveyard, followed by a wander around Chinatown, and finally to Thipsamai for their famous pad thai. My plan was to ride the klong taxi to the Aircraft Graveyard and also back from Thipsamai.

      I left my hotel around 8 a.m. and made my way to the Asoke Pier. Along the way, I bought breakfast (fried chicken and sticky rice) from a street vendor. When I got to Asoke Pier, noted there weren't any other people around, and consumed my breakfast while waiting for the boat to arrive. I waited, and waited, and waited. I looked up the schedule on the information board and online and confirmed that the boats ran on Saturdays. Then, a man walking on the other side of the klong waved to get my attention, and he indicated the boats were not operating. I walked back to the street vendor and asked her if the boats were running. I struggled because I forgot how to say Saturday in Thai. Fortunately, she spoke English (our prior breakfast purchase had been transacted in Thai) and she said that the boats have not been operating on weekends as of late. Drats. I made my way back to my hotel to think about my next moves. I knew that public transport to the Aircraft Graveyard would be slow, and I wasn't willing to deal with over one hour of public transit just to get there. I didn't think fares would be good on Grab (Southeast Asia's version of Uber) but I was surprised to learn that the fare was under $4! I immediately booked a car, and my ride arrived within minutes.

      The ride to the Aircraft Graveyard took only about 20 minutes thanks to the network of elevated expressways. As soon as the driver dropped me off, I immediately noted what had changed since my prior visit in 2017. When I first visited, there were three aircraft: a B747, a mostly intact MD82 fuselage with blue livery with cockpit seats still attached (I could pretend to be a pilot!), and a MD82 with red livery that had been broken up into three sections. The blue MD82 was no longer there. Two parts of the red MD82 were still there, but most of the wings had been removed from one of the remaining fuselage sections.

      I caught the attention of the squatter family living there, and one of the kids let me in after I paid him 200 baht. This time around, I wasn't free to wander the grounds. The kid escorted me, and I felt a little hurried. He also prevented me from going to the MD82. I couldn't understand what he said to me in Thai, but he clearly said "bad" followed by some words I couldn’t comprehend. I can only assume that the squatters considered it bad form to go to the MD82 because it had crashed with loss of life. Ah well. I thanked the kid and left.

      After leaving the Aircraft Graveyard, I made my way to the klong taxi pier at Wat Sriboonruang in the vain hope that it may actually be operating. The food vendor at the pier dashed my hopes when he confirmed they were not operating. I spent a few minutes exploring the wat. Back when I lived in Bangkok, I once hopped onto the klong taxi and stopped at this temple. This was in the days before the internet was widely available, and at that time the klong taxi wasn't on any tourist itineraries, so information in English was nonexistent. I did not know where I was, so I hopped back on the klong taxi and returned to downtown.

      https://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Thailand/Centra…
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    • Day127

      Bangkok

      October 31 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Offenbar hab ich mich an das asiatische Grosstadtleben gewohnt, denn ich mochte Bangkok wirklich sehr und es war kein Vergleich zu meinem letzten Aufenthalt.
      Bangkok ist laut, voll aber wunderschön und es gibt köstliches streetfood.
      Sina war leider wieder krank, weshalb ich alleine die gegend angeschau.
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    • Day276

      Bangkok Monday H3 #2023

      October 3 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

      The morning started out overcast but dry as I made my way back from Chiang Rai, but around noon the skies opened up and it poured cats and dogs. So much so, that while Boob-a-lube was out doing his daily saunter, he thought the hash would be cancelled as the streets were well over ankle deep in many areas. Alas, a pack of more than a dozen hashers eventually turned up for the start. There was a question of which side of the street we would start from, either in the parking lot in the rain, or on the other side of the street under cover. Several of us hashers played “frogger” getting back and forth across the street until a decision was finally made . . . in the end, it did not matter. We had to get back on the parking lot side of the street anyway as that is where the trail was.

      Heading down the main drag for a couple hundred meters, trail cut left and back under a bridge and down onto a klong path. There was plenty of that as we crossed back and forth over several wooden makeshift bridges and eventually getting back onto the streets. Hitting a T, trail turned left and again just after passing over a bridge, trail turned hard right and down under and through a small park, then parking lot, and popped out on a side street. By this time, it was drizzling on us, and it was dark. Boob got to the second bridge crossing, and not finding the cut back . . . he did what Boob does, he made his own way back to the beer. At least 4 of the runners found the whole trail, enjoying splashing through several puddles, parking lots, crossing bridges, while searching for trail. The hares claimed true trail was only 8 kms, but the runners clocked up between 11-12 kms with all the exploration. Overall, it was a most excellent trail, many thanks to our hares.
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    • Day23

      Another Amazing Week in Bangkok

      November 1, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      S2H3 – After the festivities of the Men’s hash on Saturday, it was off to the Siam Sunday H3. Yet another awesome trail that found numerous dirt tracks and hidden pathways in and around the city. I am a paid up member of the Men’s Hash, the Monday Hash, and the Harriettes Hash, but somehow missed the Sunday Hash, so made my contribution, and now completed the set. We had about 30 hashers turn up, and the weather held out just long enough to complete the circle (we did have lightning and thunder rolling in towards us as a warning). As we sat down for dinner, the sky unloaded and the wind blew, and after about 15 minutes it was gone. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4197…

      BMH3 - My buddy Rawhide set a super shiggy trail this evening. Lots of narrow shiggy trails along klongs and patty dykes. Had a little problem at 3/4 of the way through, when the in trail got a little close to the out trail, and some of us were looping for a bit, but we figured it out and made it back in after dark. Fun times in Bangkok. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4200…

      No hash on Tuesday, but I did go out on a 16 Km + scouting hike with Boob-a-lube for over 3 hours. This is the longest hike I have done since (well, you know). It started out an expected 10 Km hike, but soon turned into an exploration as we took some new turns. It was a great day. Later that evening, we joined the hash gathering at the Kiwi Pub on Soi 8. Good to see some old friends there as well.

      BH4 - Not sure whether it was the 16Km hike yesterday, or that I am finally off the blood thinners . . . but I was not feeling so great before the trail tonight. I decided to walk, but after a couple Kms, everything started to feel good again, so was able to run a bit. A short but fun trail from the Ladies, and many dressed up for Halloween. Good fun in Bangkok. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4206…

      BTH3 – Halloween. Trail was disappointingly short, but it was all in the dark, so it had some mystery all its own. Good circle, and fun chatting with the pack. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4209…

      NH3 – An unexpected opportunity popped up, YKM was in town and called a Nonthaburi H3 trail. So off we went. I have not run with the Nonthaburi H3 in 17 years, but it was good to see YKM again. When I first ran with the NH3, there was this horseshoe that was used to determine the next down down, but alas . . . the horseshoe is no more. Unfortunately, the trail on this day was a crap shoot. We actually never found the trail after the first check, and ended up running around looking for trail for the next hour. The only mark I saw after 7 Kms, was a beer stop at a bar about 200 meters from the finish, which had just been abandoned by the hare. Back at the finish, we had several beers and talked about the old days. It all turned out to be a great evening. https://www.relive.cc/view/vMv85y9ZKPO
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    • Day10

      Bangkok Test and Go

      November 26, 2021 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      The paperwork to get to Thailand was a bit of a mixed bag. The first step is to book a flight and a Test and Go package at a hotel, as well as travel insurance. Once that was completed, one then had to apply for a Thailand Pass, which involved uploading vaccination certificates and QR codes, proof of travel insurance, and proof of having booked a Test and Go package. The application was a tad frustrating because the pdf upload wasn't working, so I had to take photographs of everything and upload them as jpgs. Once the application was submitted, I only needed to wait a few hours before my Thailand Pass and QR code were issued.

      Arrival into Thailand was efficient. Before reaching the immigration counters, we were made to sit on some chairs while attendants came to us individually to make sure we had the correct documents to present to immigration. The immigration counters were eerily quiet. Once through immigration, I met my Test and Go hotel representative who then took me to another holding area while he checked my documentation. After a short wait, another traveler and I were herded into a waiting van to the Elegant Airport Hotel.

      The Test and Go package includes one night at the hotel, three meals, and a covid swab to be administered on site. I specifically chose the Elegant Airport Hotel because it was close to the airport and because it was one of the more reasonably priced packages at THB3,900 (about USD130). On arrival, the efficient staff checked me in, got me to select my meals, and then sent me to the nurses' station for my swab. I was then informed that my test result would arrive at 4am.

      My room was large and very pleasant. Sadly, the view wasn't great. Right next to the hotel was a squatter settlement - the people there lived in shipping containers amidst piles of rubble. They were flanked by the hotel on one side, and a walled in luxury housing development on the other. This stark contrast was a familiar sight back when I lived in Bangkok on the 1990s, and it seems little has changed.

      Despite the comfortable surroundings, I had a fitful nights' sleep. I'd had a negative PCR test result two days earlier, but there still is a certain amount of anxiety when waiting for a Covid test result. The result came in as scheduled, and I was free to go. I ate breakfast, and then made my way back to the airport for my flight up north to Chiang Mai.
      https://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Thailand/North-…
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    • Day147

      Der Flugzeugfriedhof von Bangkok

      October 29, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

      For us a must see in Bangkok was the airplane graveyard. It was fun climbing around there and sitting in the cockpit. Even though there are just the wrecks of 5 airplanes it was great. It is located a bit outside of the city but very easy to reach by water taxi.

      Für uns und vor allem für mich ein must-see in Bangkok: Der Flugzeugfriedhof. Hier liegen 5 unvollständige Flugzeugwracks einfach so auf einer Wiese zwischen den Wohnhäusern. Da es noch relativ unbekannt ist konnten wir uns hier in aller Ruhe umsehen. Vor allem der Jumbo Jet ist wirklich beeindruckend auch wenn es alles schon sehr marode ist. Es hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt!
      Der Friedhof liegt zwar knapp 15km weit weg vom Stadtzentrum dennoch konnten wir ihn ohne Probleme mit dem Wassertaxi erreichen. So gab es also auch noch zwei einstündige Bootsfahrten für ca. 50 Cent dazu. Was will man mehr?
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